Ghana - Savannah Investment Programme (AFDB-P-GH-A00-010)

  • Ghana
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Oct 1, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 14.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 20,000,000
Converted using 2019-10-01 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

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Project Description
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The Savannah Investment Programme (SIP) aims to reduce importation of animal protein, enhanced competitiveness of the poultry industry, improve small ruminants breeds and contribute to improved food and nutrition security in Ghana. The Programme seeks to increase farmers' food and nutrition security and incomes through increased agricultural productivity and diversification; and enhance the creation and strengthening of agribusinesses to increase incomes of actors along the selected value chains on a sustainable basis. The project has four components :(i) Access to Agriculture Finance,(ii) Production Development,(iii) Agri-Business and Value Chain Development and(iv) Project Management and Institutional Support. The Programme will be implemented over a five-year period (2019 -2024) at a total cost of UA25 million, of which UA20 millionis a loan from the ADF and UA5 million represents the Government and beneficiaries' contribution.

The overall goal of the programme is to reduce importation of animal protein, enhance competitiveness of the poultry industry, improve small ruminants breeds and contribute to improved food and nutrition security. Specific programme objectives are to increase national food and nutrition security as well as farmers' incomes through: (i) increased agricultural productivity and diversification; and (ii) enhanced creation and strengthening of agribusinesses, to increase incomes of actors along selected value chains on a sustainable basis.

Project direct beneficiaries are maize and soybean farmers, poultry farmers, livestock farmers, youth and women engaged in entrepreneurship Programme.

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